Dan Dunsky to give keynote speech during Lakehead University research week

February 28, 2019 – Orillia, ON

Dan Dunsky, creator and former executive producer of “The Agenda with Steve Paikin”, will reflect on Melvin Kranzberg’s "six laws of technology" and their relevance in today’s digital landscape, on Tuesday, March 5 as a keynote speaker for Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week.

Dunsky is Vice President, Engagement at Public Inc., a social impact consultancy and agency. He created and was executive producer of “The Agenda with Steve Paikin”, Canada’s premier platform for long-form analysis and insight journalism. As an analyst, Dunsky is heard on NewsTalk 1010, has appeared on CNN and CTV, and has written for numerous Canadian and American publications, including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Interest, and The National Review. He speaks regularly on the promise and peril of change in the digital era.

Dunsky’s presentation takes place Tuesday, March 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 1033 at the Orillia campus. Please RSVP to orillia.research@lakeheadu.ca if you would like to attend.

Members of the public are invited to attend the events happening at the Orillia campus during Research and Innovation Week, March 4 to 6.  All events take place at 500 University Avenue in Simcoe Hall and are free to the public. Please visit lakeheadu.ca/ri for more information.

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Media contact:  Jaclyn Bucik, Marketing & Communications Associate, 705-330-4008 ext. 2014, or jbucik@lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead University has approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. Maclean’s 2019 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities and in 2018 Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the fourth consecutive year. Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.